spinal cord


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spinal cord

n.
The thick, whitish cord of nerve tissue that extends from the medulla oblongata down through the spinal column and from which the spinal nerves branch off to various parts of the body.

spinal cord

n
(Anatomy) the thick cord of nerve tissue within the spinal canal, which in man gives rise to 31 pairs of spinal nerves, and together with the brain forms the central nervous system

spi′nal cord`


n.
the cord of nerve tissue extending through the spinal canal of the spinal column.
[1830–40]
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spinal cord
left: section of vertebral column showing the spinal cord within the column
right: segment of spinal cord with nerve fibers arising from it

spinal cord

The long, cord-like part of the central nervous system that is enclosed within the vertebral column (the backbone) and descends from the base of the brain. It branches to form the nerves that convey impulses to and from the tissues of the body.

spinal cord

The cable of nerve tissue running down inside the vertebral column and linking the brain with most of the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spinal cord - a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brainspinal cord - a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region
funiculus - any of several body structure resembling a cord
spinal vein, vena spinalis - veins that drain the spinal cord
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
Golgi cell, Golgi's cell - a neuron in the cerebral cortex with short dendrites and with either a long axon or a short axon that ramifies in the grey matter
central nervous system, CNS, systema nervosum centrale - the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
cerebrospinal fluid, spinal fluid - clear liquid produced in the ventricles of the brain; fills and protects cavities in the brain and spinal cord
Translations
medul·la espinal
mícha
rygmarvruggenmerg
mjelo
selkäydin
חוט השדרה
hrptena moždina
gerincagygerincvelõgerincvelő
mæna
脊髄
척수
medulla spinalis
nugaros smegenys
măduva spinării
miecha
hrbtenjača
kičmena moždinaкичмена мождина
ryggmärg
ไขสันหลัง
tuỷ sốngtủy sống

spinal cord

nmidollo spinale

spine

(spain) noun
1. the line of linked bones running down the back of humans and many animals; the backbone. She damaged her spine when she fell.
2. something like a backbone in shape or function. the spine of a book.
3. a thin, stiff, pointed part growing on an animal or a plant.
ˈspinal adjective
of or concerned with the backbone. a spinal injury.
ˈspineless adjective
1. of an animal, having no spine; invertebrate.
2. of a person, having a weak character; easily dominated.
ˈspiny adjective
full of, or covered with, spines. a spiny cactus.
spinal cord
a cord of nerve cells running up through the backbone.

spinal cord

الـحَبْلُ الشَوْكِيّ mícha rygmarv Rückenmark νωτιαίος μυελός médula selkäydin moelle épinière hrptena moždina midollo spinale 脊髄 척수 ruggenmerg ryggmarg rdzeń kręgowy espinal medula, medula espinhal спинной мозг ryggmärg ไขสันหลัง omurilik tủy sống 脊髓

spi·nal cord

n. médula espinal, columna de tejido nervioso que se extiende desde el bulbo raquídeo hasta la segunda vértebra lumbar y de la cual parten todos los nervios que van al tronco y a las extremidades;
___ compressioncompresión de la ___.
References in classic literature ?
Now, of course, this canal is filled with much the same strangely fibrous substance -- the spinal cord --as the brain; and directly communicates with the brain.
Sherrington, by experiments on dogs, showed that many of the usual marks of emotion were present in their behaviour even when, by severing the spinal cord in the lower cervical region, the viscera were cut off from all communication with the brain, except that existing through certain cranial nerves.
Sati," Van Horn read, his finger marking the place, his eyes alternating watchfully between the writing and the black chief before him, while the black chief himself speculated and studied the chance of getting behind him and, with the single knife-thrust he knew so well, of severing the other's spinal cord at the base of the neck.
The creature was quite dead, and an examination resulted in disclosing the fact that Whitely's bullet had pierced its heart, and mine had severed the spinal cord.
Into this aperture I insert my tentacles and seize the spinal cord.
And Bassett, raising his hand in signal, bending forward his head as agreed so as to expose cleanly the articulation to his taut spinal cord, forgot Balatta, who was merely a woman, a woman merely and only and undesired.
Their slow reptilian natures cared nothing for wounds, and the springs of their lives, with no special brain center but scattered throughout their spinal cords, could not be tapped by any modern weapons.
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers implanted human stem cells into rats with a complete spinal cord transection.
Material and Methods: After permission from the hospital ethical committee and informed consent, spinal cord injury (SCI) patients were included from the outdoor and the indoor departments of Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine Rawalpindi from June 2013 to January 2014.
has received approval from the Toronto Western Hospital's Research Ethics Board to enroll patients as part of its cervical spinal cord injury study, the company said.
Ependymoma was the most common intramedullary spinal cord tumour 20 patients (60%), while 07 (21%) patients had astrocytoma and 03(09%) had haemangioblastoma.
Spinal cord stimulation devices are implantable, programmable medical devices that deliver electrical stimulation to the patient's spinal cord.